We started off last week with a heavy morning. It was the anniversary of 9/11 and as I was getting ready my thoughts were on the events 16 years ago. In some ways I can't believe it was that long ago. I was watching the Today show and they were showing different services and I was crying my little eyes out. After 16 years, it still hits me in the heart. The people who lost their loved ones were constantly on my mind, and in my prayers the entire day.
Because it was 9/11 I always dress very patriotically that day, in respect for our Country and the people who lost their lives. I have a special 9/11 pin with the Twin Towers on it, that I put on my scarf.
9/11/01 Never Forget
This 9/11 afternoon was very different than the terrifying 9/11 16 years ago. It was John Deere Day, and my nephews were in town, so I met up with them to tour the event and see my Snugglemuffin and Lovemuffin!
Funnily enough we ran into eachother in the parking garage as we were both trying to find spaces. We finally did find two spaces together, I thought we were going to have to park on the roof! But I was glad we found eachother there, it made it easier!
I'm also glad that I don't live near Snugglemuffin, so I will not be on the roads when he learns how to drive.
I think I'll start praying for the safety of his county.
This little guy had SO.MUCH.FUN "Driving" all of the equipment! He was just grinning away!
I mean, come on! That little smile!!
Auntie Charity "Drove" the Gator as well. And Snugglemuffin and I took a selfie. We're hoping he gets a personality sometime......
Selfie with Auntie Charity Take ONE!
And two! Look at that little smile!! Our first selfie where he has smiled!! YAY Lovemuffin! He is coming out of his shell and liking his Auntie more and more!
Sarah #1 heard we would be at JD Day and happened to be close to it, and was dying to meet the boys, so I texted her and she came over and got to hear several stories from Snugglemuffin.
After lots of fun at JD Day, we went to McD's. I for one was starving! We had a yummy lunch, and Lovemuffin waved and said Hi and Bye to the Firetruck who kept driving by. So basically his day was made. I bought the boys ice cream, Did you know you can get a vanilla cone in a cup? without the cone? and it's like double the amount of ice cream? We did that and then shared. You know I love my nephews when I share food with them. Willingly. We took this picture to send to Grandpa, as he LOVES ice cream. We did not get a response. HA HA HA
After the excitement of the morning and early afternoon I came home, promptly took out my contacts and made a second cup of coffee to keep me awake for my evening students.
Wednesday I got up early to run errands, one being to pick up my new glasses! I like them even if I didn't spring for the 129.00 anti glare.
It was a rainy, stormy day, which I could have predicted since I was wearing glasses. It always rains when I wear glasses or straighten my hair.
That afternoon I got a care package in the mail from my former teacher, with lots of piano books! I was beyond excited!!
Thursday I was feeling the sleepiness of the end of the week and tons of students in one day.
I don't remember what day I made this, but when I was home at my parents over Labor Day Mom and I went to Save A Lot after church. I was browsing around and found a 69 cent package of dry pizza mix. I thought it sounded interesting and for 69 cents why not give it a try! I made it and I REALLY liked it!! Granted I should have let it rise a bit more as it kind of didn't rise........ then maybe it would have been big enough to fit in my pizza pan but I digress! I added some Sauce from Aldi's, and sprinkled a little parmesan cheese on top of the sauce, then added with Aldi's Italian Blend cheese and some pepperoni. It was quite delicious! Just enough crust!